Featured Police & Fire

Police Blotter: Groceries Stolen From Car, Handicap Placard Misuse

The following are recent incidents reported by Boston Police District A-1 for the North End / Waterfront area. Larceny from Motor Vehicle04/19/20 at 1:30 p.m. — 04/20/20 at 7:30 a.m.Victim reports her 2019 Nissan Pathfinder was parked on Atlantic Ave. and an unknown person stole assorted groceries from the vehicle. Violation of Auto Laws04/14/20    Read More…

Community Featured

What’s the 311? Public Works Kudos, Request for Trees, Move-In Trash, Ticket Ads at Richmond St. & Atlantic Ave.

Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at 311.boston.gov. Public Works Kudos Two 311 users gave a shout-out to public works for keeping up with the trash build up during the big Boston move weekend. Read More…

Community

Residents Group Supports 4th Story Addition at 8 Cooper Street [Video]

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) supported a proposal to add a 4th story to the building at 8 Cooper Street. In a 30-2 vote, the group favored the application by Risa Realty Trust (Rita and Lisa Dipietrantonio) to renovate the property which will be owner occupied. The Dipietrantonio family own the L’Osteria Restaurant Read More…

Police & Fire

Man Wielding Butcher Knives Arrested on Cooper Street

After a tense confrontation that fortunately avoided injury, Boston Police arrested a North End man wielding two large butcher knives on Cooper Street early Sunday morning. According to BPDNews.com, Steven Locolla, age 26, was yelling and threatening a group of people who had gathered in the street when police arrived around 3:00 a.m. The suspect was armed Read More…

Commentaries Health & Environment

Disgusting Sanitary Conditions on Cooper Street [Commentary]

Please look at these disgusting sanitary conditions on Cooper Street. Theses photos were taken on March 30, 2013 in front of 17 and 19 Cooper Street. This is not the first instance for these two buildings. I have repeatedly observed food and bottles (meat, vegetables and fruit) being thrown out in paper bags in front Read More…

Real Estate

9 Cooper Street New Construction Gets Full Support of Neighborhood Council [Video]

Video: 9 Cooper St. new building development presented and voted on at NEWNC meeting on April 1, 2013. The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) voted unanimously, 7-0, to support zoning relief for Elaine DiGangi and a proposed 6-story residential building development at 9 Cooper Street. NEWNC’s action comes after a similarly favorable vote Read More…

Real Estate

Residents’ Association Supports 9 Cooper Street New Residential Building at Height of 55 Feet [Video]

Video: 9 Cooper St. new residential building development zoning relief presented and voted on at NEWRA meeting on March 14, 2013. A proposed residential building development at 9 Cooper St. was supported in a vote of 22-14 by NEWRA, the North End / Waterfront Residential Association. The height of the planned apartment building was revised Read More…

Real Estate

7-Story, 66 Feet High Residential Development Proposed on 9 Cooper Street

A new 7-story residential building with a total height of 66 feet is being proposed at 9 Cooper Street by new property owner Elaine DiGangi. The applicant presented the project with Attorney Eric Speed and Architect Dan Dilullo at the February 25, 2013 meeting of the NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee. Ms. DiGangi also Read More…

Business Community Police & Fire

Helping Out Cooper Street Fire Victims; New Facebook Page

In an effort to streamline the logistics of those in need from the early September Cooper Street fire, neighbors have set up a Facebook page, called NorthEnd Relief. “We have a lot of folks prepared to help,” said organizer Rhonda Lee who is working with Mary Marenghi on the effort. The website is intended to Read More…

Food & Drink Photos & Videos

“Kitchen Nightmares” Shares Filming Plans With Neighborhood Council (Video)

A representative from the Fox TV production, “Kitchen Nightmares,” also known as Upper Ground Enterprises spoke at Monday’s North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council meeting regarding its plans for filming at La Galleria 33. The production will be located on Salem and Cooper streets from May 16 – 22, 2012. Watch the video for more Read More…